Sometimes the differential diagnosis between squamous-cell carcinoma of the skin and keratoacapthoma may be difficult, making the therapeutic strategy complex, when it has to face erroneous diagnostic interpretations. A paradigmatic case is herein reported. A skin lesion histopathologically diagnosed as keratoacanthoma was irradiated with partial remission. Histological revision led to the diagnosis of squamous-cell carcinoma. A new course of radiotherapy resulted ineffective. The following surgical excision of the lesion was incomplete. Post-operative radiotherapy was then performed with complete remission, still persisting after one year from the end of treatment.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2003|
- Skin cancer
- Squamous-cell carcinoma
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